Dating and marriage rituals in china
If both families agree to the match, the couple would be engaged, while the families make preparations for the wedding.Today, Muslim partners (especially in large cities like Cairo) might undergo more lenient rituals or find mates without a intermediary matchmaker, most likely meeting through through friends and family circles, at school or at work, but family input into the match and participation still plays an important role.
Even in more "modern" communities like university students, most social interactions still take place in group settings.
When a match is made, the prospective groom sends a female relative from his family to the prospective bride's father to offer marriage.
The fathers of each family assess the families' compatibility and finances, in addition to the compatibility of the couple.
From Ancient Egypt to today, courtship has taken different forms based on social context.
Today, dating in Egypt takes place in a traditional, conservative atmosphere, informed by religious beliefs and traditional customs.